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at wusa9.com. click on 9 news extras. >>> today an apology from virginia's governor. you may remember when the proclaimed april to be confederate history month, the governor has a change of heart now and is renaming the month and has admitted he offended the lot of folks the first time around. >> reporter: the governor called it an error of taste, not heart, saying my major omission of livery hurt a lot of people, myself included. and the governor is now officially changing it to the civil war in virginia month. folks we spoke to here in northern virginia accept the apology but many have mixed reactions regarding his message and the meaning. >> i will accept his apology. i don't think he's a racist. >> i think the civil war is over with. let's move on. he kind of wants to take us back in history. that's done w. let's start a new patten. >> reporter: in old town, alexandria, blocks from the confederate soldiers staff too chew concern about striking the right balance between paying homage to the tate's history and being sensitive and forward moving. >> i thought it was backwards and going op
. in virginia, i-395 looks great leaving town, continuing on to southbound 95 in virginia and westbound 66, you don't see that every day at this time. no problems to report so everyone have a great evening. back to you. >> you too, dave. >>> well most students in northern virginia head back to school tomorrow. that includes the city of alexandria, arlington, fairfax, loudoun and prince william counties. fairfax county is the largest school system in the area, with more than 170,000 kids. and some are heading back to construction sites. beechwood elementary in falls church is undergoing a major expansion. the principal said the whole thing will be worth it in the end when they have a brand spanking new facility. for students it's a mixture of anxiety and excitement. >> who is excited? >> i don't have to do football every day. >> so you're tired of football? and you're exciting about homework and reading and writing and math? >> no. >> well hopefully most kids have thur supplies to go for backpacks. but some families waited until the last minute. we found some frustrated shoppers leaving stores e
in thousands of buildings in virginia, maryland, ohio, and kentucky. a worker first noticed the problem back in june. the pipes were installed in about 28,000 buildings. the company spokesperson says the pipes had thinner walls that don't make pipes more vulnerable to failure, but could shorten life spans. massive natural gas explosion -- authorities were trying to figure out what caused that accident. >>> new plan for a multistate power line is in the hands of virginia regulators tonight. the potomac appalachian transmission high line or path would run 275 miles from west virginia to camp town, maryland. 31 miles of it would be in virginia. supporters say the line is needed to help our region stress power grid. critics say it would only serve to continue the use of coal to generate electricity. >>> time for a check on the evening rush hour. patranya is in the 9news now traffic center. >> we still can't break the delays you are seeing from the toll road all the way up to the 270 spur. still tracking all those brake lights for you. no accidents that i'm seeing out there, just a lot of volume
, driving from wilmington delaware to richmond, virginia, on one gallon of gas. meet the local designers making it happen. >>> and as of next year, 6,000 more cars are coming to one small section of northern virginia where the traffic is already a disaster. one what congressman is doing to try to help. chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet?  >>> well they're telling us to look for a rush hour nightmare when the new department of defense building opens along i- 395 in alexandria next year. that building, part of the brack realignment plan, will house some 6400 employees, but it was built nowhere near a metro station and several studies show that the influx of cars could add 2 hours to everyone's commute along the corridor. well tonight the three top d.o.d. officials will take questions at a town hall meeting hosted by jim moran. >> we have impendin
airports. have not heard of any other airlines. out on the rails, virginia railway express predicting delays up to an hour and a half. mark has delays of up to a half hour as well and amtrak had some delays all day long. be sure to check the status of any train you need to catch or the ones you're waiting for before you head out the door. we have links to amtrak, and mark at wusa9.com. all you have to do is click on traffic. >>> one of the westbound lanes of the columbia pike in arlington is blocked off by those orange construction barrels tonight. that's because the heavy rains today have created a sink hole and it is right near south wakefield. crews were able to patch that hole earlier this afternoon. no word tonight on when more permanent repairs can be made. >> and the high waters closed part of the dulles toll road. patranya, that sounds terrible. >> that does sound terrible. it's bad news from the dulles toll road. still closed between franklin street and the dc line. be aware of that. don't cross the rising water. you saw what happened to that guy. other problems on the roads
indicted and two of them convicted in one of the largest home abuse cases in virginia history. and as peggy fox tells us, the most serious charge involved a nurse accused of holding a pillow over an elderly man's face. >> my husband's diaper, the time that it was changed, i would come in there 12 hours later and it was saturated and never been changed. >> reporter: mary kay evans said she complained constantly about the care her husband jack received at potomac nursing center in arlington. >> his dentures were never removed from his mouth and cleaned. his fingernails and toe nails were long. his body was dirty. his hair was never shampooed and unshaved. >> reporter: his widow would still find his lunch still uncovered and untouched in the evening. >> nobody would feed him and he couldn't feed himself. it was just dropped off there. sometimes there would be roaches in the tray. >> reporter: the medicare virginia state fraud office asked if she would allow the fbi to put a camera in her husband's room and she said yes. with the evidence on the video, they were able to indict 11 employees on c
. falls church virginia has created online bill pay for personal property taxes and officials say it's more convenient than writing and mailing checks and reduces the am of paper. property bills are just a start. they hope to add more services soon. for a link, check out the where you live section of our website at wusa9.com. >>> so is the r-word making a come back. >> no. the s-word, showers. and that's probably a stretch. >> just enough to mess up my car wash. >> we'll see. the odds are you'll be all right. 86 today with low humidity. our forecast first for the next three days. starting out with sunshine tomorrow, clouds come in. a drop on there, but i would not bring an em bella -- an umbrella. and i would not have washed my car today but you'll be okay. low 80s on saturday with partly cloudy skies. we'll break down tomorrow for you. not as cool to start. near 70 by 7:00. partly cloudy skies. that means near 60 in the burbs. clouds come in and by evening downright windy, 84 degrees and maybe a shower. and the biggest -- well the biggest factor we'll feel from the front is the wind
are seeing a problem in virginia, 395 southbound right now at route one, a pretty bad accident here. all lanes taken away except the right so there will be traffic heading up to that spot so let's take our live shot here on 395 you can see volume. looks like it's moving a little bit better now than when i was watching five minutes ago so slow from washington boulevard down to the scene. moving onto 270, it's going to be looking nice out there as we move onto our mdot camera. german town to clarksburg. everyone moving at speed. mom and dad should be home in no time on this route. travel times for you and some of the spots still bogging travelers down, 66 still can't break this, close to 20 minutes from 495 to 7100. on the inner loop looks like it's getting better, 12 minutes from 270 over to i-95 in montgomery county. back to you. >>> topper shutt is here with the forecast. >> rain is a strong word. we do have a chance for some showers coming up not tonight, though. in fact here's your forecast first. tonight if you want to go out, fine. in fact, quite spectacular out here. here's your fo
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